Altenew: Irresistible Inking Techniques

What makes someone irresistible, is not their looks, but the way they can make your mind tickle, your heart race and your soul smile, all at once. ―  Drishti Bablani The irresistibly of this card is...

Altenew: Masking Unleashed

Life’s too short. Buy the Hydrangea - Unknown Whether you buy the hydrangea to have in your garden or you receive one in a bouquet you must agree it’s not a shy, retiring kind of flower. Hydrangeas...

Altenew: In the Mood For Color

Color is a power which directly influences the soul -  Wassily Kandinsky The Altenew Academy class “In The Mood For Color” offered some ideas on how colors reflect an emotion or state of mind - for...
Altenew – Layering 3D Dies

Altenew – Layering 3D Dies

Quick post of homework assignment for Altenew class Layered 3D Dies hosted by Therese Calvird. All dies used by Altenew. I layered the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover under Striped Leaf Cover. The flowers are from Hibiscus Garden 3D.

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Altenew: A Touch of Texture

Altenew: A Touch of Texture

Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go - Unknown Where I live in California, Autumn's colors have barely begun to show but there’s a crispness to the air and a change in the light that lets us know it’s on its way. Soon leaves in that pallet of golds,...

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Altenew: AECP Level 2 Final Challenge

Altenew: AECP Level 2 Final Challenge

Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace - Paul Theroux Welcome to this blog post in celebration of my AECP Level 2 Final Challenge. I’m so excited to share my projects with you and look forward to your feedback. The final challenge gives AECP Participants...

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Altenew: Masking Unleashed

Altenew: Masking Unleashed

Life’s too short. Buy the Hydrangea - Unknown Whether you buy the hydrangea to have in your garden or you receive one in a bouquet you must agree it’s not a shy, retiring kind of flower. Hydrangeas want to be center stage: a mop of flowers to fill two hands to...

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Altenew: Magical Markers

Altenew: Magical Markers

It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done  ― Terry Pratchett Alcohol based markers have been on the market for crafters for quite some time now. I remember becoming obsessed with them after I took my first class on the specific coloring techniques more than 15...

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Altenew: Impressive Heat Embossing

Altenew: Impressive Heat Embossing

You can frame a moment. But you can´t frame life ― Armin Houman Growing up in a military family meant living in many a rental home with those bland beige walls. Oh did I long for an English garden on my walls - one that would have been right at home in my favorite...

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Altenew: Color Your Day

Altenew: Color Your Day

Life is like a box of crayons - John Mayer So what’s your favorite color? Personally, wearing teal makes me feel happy, confident, ready to take on the world - the bolder the color the better. However, when it comes to my environment I gravitate towards soothing...

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Altenew: Beautiful Details

Altenew: Beautiful Details

Simple ingredients can be used to make elegant dishes with just a little extra attention to detail - Marcus Samuelsson While the introductory quote is definitely referring to cooking, the same is true about art and crafting - it’s all about the details. Sometimes...

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Altenew: Polychromatic

Altenew: Polychromatic

The pleasure of gratifying whim is very great. It is known only by those who are whimsical - James Boswell Altenew’s ‘Simple Flowers’ stamp set is one I’ve had for a while but hadn’t used until now. Abstract, whimsical, fanciful are just a few of the adjectives that...

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Altenew: Creative Watercolor

Altenew: Creative Watercolor

Creativity is intelligence having fun - Albert Einstein I don’t know how much intelligence went into this project but there was definitely fun! I usually approach watercolors with trepidation but the loose feel of this Altenew stamp called ‘Sketchy Florals’ put me in...

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Altenew: With A Twist

Altenew: With A Twist

I have a classic taste with a twist, because classic never goes away - Nadia Comaneci Florals are a classic in the card making world and this beauty is no exception, a chrysanthemum in all its glory.  The Altenew  Build-a-flower Chrysanthemum is a multi layering stamp...

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Altenew: In the Mood For Color

Altenew: In the Mood For Color

Color is a power which directly influences the soul -  Wassily Kandinsky The Altenew Academy class “In The Mood For Color” offered some ideas on how colors reflect an emotion or state of mind - for example green: calming, soothing or red: full of energy and passion....

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